The Daily B

Living by the seat of my pants since 2007

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April 28, 2017

Update: Changing the conversation about women

Several months ago, I told you about PRI's initiative, Across Women's Lives. I was asked along with a select group of women writers to partner with PRI and SheKnows Media to share news stories about women worldwide. The goal: To change the sobering statistic pictured...

April 28, 2017


I stared at the turquoise blue water and wondered: How will I feel tomorrow if I don't jump? We were several miles into a hike across the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Crampons strapped to our boots, we traversed a wide blanket of ice,...

April 28, 2017

summer is for creativity

I panic a little as the last day of school approaches. Gone is my predictable work schedule. Instead, I cobble together hours while the kids are at swim practice or while they're doing their summer reading. I stay up late writing and sneak away for...

April 28, 2017

How to be a successful writer

About twice a week someone asks me a variation of the same question: "How do you find the discipline to write?" Sometimes it's more like, "Oh, I've always wanted to be a writer! How do you do it?" The short answer is that this is my career. How...

April 28, 2017

in search of spring

Spring for me has been a flurry of deadlines, punctuated with moments of beauty and peace. Like a five-hour-long play date with dear friends, so easy and comfortable and fun that none of us realized that five hours had passed until the kids' cheeks turned...

April 28, 2017

this week

Spring Break this year meant exploring our city with my sister, who visited from Atlanta. Plans were loose. We had a few requirements: Horseback riding, a lemonade stand, ice skating. The spaces between were filled with coffee shops, Rainbow Loom-ing, game playing, and relaxing on...